Zambello, Francesca (1956- )

The Francesca Zambello collection consists of professional material, manuscripts, printed material, correspondence, scrapbooks, video recordings, audio recordings, and other material.

Professional material in the collection primarily consists of files and portfolios regarding plays produced and/or directed by Zambello; these contain costume sketches, set designs, scene charts, character sketches, research materials, set photographs, sound cues, scripts, scene breakdowns, notes, librettos, schedules, set props, casting, clippings, correspondence, programs, scores, and photocopied books. Also present are individual model and technical photos for sets, costume and set design sketches, press packets, press kits, notes, casting lists, research, schedules, contact lists, notebooks, and subject files.

Manuscripts in the collection include material for scripts, libretti, script outlines, and musical scores. Titles include Lady in the Dark, by Moss Hart and Ira Gershwin; Napoleon, by Andrew Sabiston and Timothy Williams; An American Tragedy, by Tobias Picker and Gene Scheer; The Little Prince, by Rachel Portman and Nicholas Wright; Modern Painters, by David Lang and Manuela Hoelterhoff; King David, by Alan Mencken and Tim Rice; and several others.

Printed material in the collection includes various programs, magazines, booklets, brochures, fliers, newsletters, clippings, reviews, and posters.

Correspondence in the collection consists of several personal and professional letters, dating from 1993 to 2006.

Scrapbooks in the collection include several items regarding various productions; these mainly consist of press clippings.

Video recordings in the collection include several VHS cassette recordings of various productions, dating from 1993 to 2005; also present are three video discs of productions; titles include Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Bartered Bride, Dialogue des Carmelites, Don Giovanni, Emmeline, Guerre et Paix, Les Troyens, The Little Prince, Napoleon, Of Mice and Men, 48 Preludes and Fugues, The Queen of Spades, La Traviata, Turandot, La Vaisseau Fantome, and Death Takes a Holiday.

Audio recordings in the collection include many cassette and compact disc recordings of various productions, dating from 1999 to 2004. Titles include An American Cantata, An American Tragedy, Death Takes a Holiday, Goya, Les Troyens, The Little Prince, Little Women, Napoleon, Phantom, Rachel Portman Compilation, The Ramayana, War and Peace, West Side Story, Winnie-the-Pooh, and Lady In the Dark.

Other items in the collection include memorabilia, legal material, and financial material.

Notable Figures
1. Zambello, Francesca
Associated Subjects
1. Women's Studies Collections -- Drama, Film, and Television Subject Guide
2. Music Collections Subject Guide
3. Theatre and Film Subject Guide
4. LGBT Subject Guide
5. Opera Subject Guide
6. Helen Deutsch Research Section